The Fashion Bloggers' Gift Guide: Christmas 2015

Not sure what to get your loved ones this Christmas? We spoke to some fashion bloggers to see if they had any handy hints...

Feature by Alexandra Fiddes | 03 Dec 2015

Sophie Benson

Sophie Benson is a freelance stylist, producer and writer with an enthusiasm for independent designers and all things bright and colourful. After starting her career as editor and fashion director of a print publication, she now specialises in working with bold, innovative designers. She also lectures at a handful of universities, crochets, and hangs out with her cat, Vashka. You can find her work at and


Sophie's picks:

Amy Victoria Marsh – Fried Egg Wall Clock – £30

Annabel Perrin – Prism Print Cushion Cover – £40

LOELA – Colour Block Necklace – £22

Beaumont Organic – Knitted Wool Jumper – £165

Colours May Vary – Crochet Clutch Bag – £38

Toolally – Perspex Earrings – £30

Dirty Disco – Hand-Painted Leather Jacket – £250

Dead Legacy – Camo Print Jumper – £34.99

Miriam Griffiths – Lambswool Knitted Socks – £15,

Jim Bag – Turquoise Holdall – £44.99

Betty and Bee

Betty and Bee are long time fashion soul mates who opened their creative consultancy supporting indiependent brands a little over 2 years ago. From running their own fashion and lifestyle blogs – Forever Yours Betty ( and Bee Waits For No One ( – they met at Social Media Week Glasgow, little to know that a few short years later they would unite to and spread their Shop Local message wherever they roamed. Find them over @foreveryoursbetty and @beewaits or find out more at

Betty and Bee's picks:

Kochibha – LARO – £90

Helen Ruth Blood Moon – £190

Pip Jolley – Kirby Grip earrings – £30

Catherine Aitken Toiletry Bag (gents) – £45

IOLLA – Bell Glasses with Prescription – £65

Rebel Rebel Beard Brand Urban Garden Oil – £14.99, Rebel Rebel Barbers, 101 Union Street Glasgow

Silken Favours Alina Oversized Cat Cushion – £95

Sara Sboul x Forever Yours Betty – I Am Bru Bag – £105 (available 1 Dec)

Bonnie Bling – Ginger Mirror Badge – £10

Dick Winters – Clever Dick – £28, House of Fraser Glasgow or

Ann Russell of Frock trade

Frock Trade ( was born in 2011 and has evolved from a fashion news resource into much more. With a firm focus on quality content, Ann's blogging mantra has always been ‘style with substance’ – that is, to write about things that her readers find useful and relatable.

Ann Russell is a freelance writer, blogger and fashion stylist. For Ann every day is different. When she’s not on location styling commercial and editorial photo shoots you’ll find her glued to her laptop compiling features, news stories and blogs for a whole range of media outlets and private clients.

Ann's picks:
4 piece Lip & Nail set – £130,

Acantha Dove Grey Suede – £400

Artisan stand mixer in Golden Nectar – £429

Breanna lurex – £89, Breanna lace – £95

Christmas Wish Candle – £49.95

Classic Christmas Sleekster – £22

Cristina Lace-ups – £79 and Azara Courts – £69

Grey Cashmere Turban – £99

Metallic leather mini Lily bag – £375

Peta PJ Set – £40

Supersize Ombre Custard Cream Cushion – £46

Women's Parka – £285